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Reasons for Missed Period When You’re Not Pregnant

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What can cause you to miss your period when you’re not pregnant?

Missing your period is one of the scariest feelings! If you’re sexually active, you may be asking whether or not you are pregnant.

For most women, a missed period is typically the first sign of pregnancy. If you miss your period, first thing’s first – take a home pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If the results are negative, and you haven’t been intimate around the time of your ovulation, the reason for your missed period may be due to a hormonal issue, stress and jet lag, weight loss, breastfeeding, certain medications, your birth control, and a number of other factors.

(You may also like to read about PMS or Pregnancy? A related article that compares PMS symptoms to the very first pregnancy signs.)
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THINX Review – I Tried THINX Period Underwear

review of thinx period pantiesThis THINX Period Underwear review is two years in the making. I’ve been using THINX for awhile now, so I finally wanted to blog about my experience using them.

Throughout two decades of having periods, I’ve only used pads. (Tampons just aren’t for me.) Buying pads month after month add up, and in the effort to save money long-term and to help the environment, I bought period underwear from THINX.

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Top 5 Causes of Death in Women

Even though this article is about the leading causes of death in women, it is not meant to bring doom and gloom. Rather, educate you so you can be prepared and take action. Among the many women I have talked to, all say the same thing. They want to put others first and themselves last. But remember, just like the flight attendant always says on a plane, put your mask on first before helping others because you can’t help anyone if your dead.  Take care of yourself so you can take care of your loved ones. [continue reading…]

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A Life Squeezed with Lyme

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“Every long journey begins with a single step.”

These are words I live by.  My journey with Lyme is a long and devastating one. Lyme is considered a health crisis in the United States. It was certainly my health crisis.  It was October 2008 when I became ill, first semester of college during midterms.  I became sick with extreme fatigue and flu symptoms and was diagnosed with a mono-like illness.  It forced me to medically withdraw. I was told bed rest was the only way to get better so I did that.  After many, many months of not getting better I began to pursue the true cause.  I never knew this journey would stretch years with dozens of doctors and ending almost with my death. [continue reading…]

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